LINGUIST List 10.1306

Tue Sep 7 1999

Calls: Linguistics of Japanese, Applied Ling/Mexico

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  1. Yukiko Sasaki Alam, Linguistics of Japanese
  2. Virginia LoCastro, Applied Linguistics Conf in Mexico

Message 1: Linguistics of Japanese

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 22:38:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Yukiko Sasaki Alam <>
Subject: Linguistics of Japanese

		Call for Papers

	Second International Conference on 

	Practical Linguistics of Japanese 

	April 1-2, 2000 (Sat. & Sun.)
 San Francisco State University (SFSU)

	* * * * * Keynote Speakers * * * *

	Masayoshi Shibatani (Kobe University, Japan) 

	Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (Univ. of California, San Diego)

(1) Aims and Scope

This conference is intended to bring together researchers on
the cutting edge of Japanese linguistics research and to
offer a forum in which linguistics research results can be
presented in a form applicable to those who might apply them
in practical fields such as teaching of Japanese as a
foreign language and in language technology.

We are soliciting abstracts of papers on original and
unpublished research in any area of linguistics, including
but not limited to: phonetics, phonology, the lexicon,
morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse pragmatics.
Authors are urged to write for those who may not be
necessarily familiar with highly specialized technical terms
of linguistics.

(2) Publication

We are pleased to announce that papers presented in the
conference will be published in book form by the prestigious
Japanese publisher Kurosio Shuppan, as they had done for the
first conference.

The book, to be published in Japanese, is to be titled
Gengogaku to Nihongo Kyooiku - Jitsuyooteki Gengo Riron no
Koochiku o Mezashite (Linguistics and Teaching of Japanese -
Aiming at Constructing Practical Theories of Linguistics).

Further information on the book, including the philosopy of
the publication, is available at:

(3) Conference Language: Can be presented either in English or Japanese

(4) Correspondence to: 	

Yukiko Sasaki Alam, Conference Chair or 
Masahiko Minami, Conference Chair 
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave. 
San Francisco, CA 94132
E-mail addresses:,

(5) Abstracts
Send abstracts to the Conference Chair. No faxed or
e-mailed abstracts will be accepted. 

Abstract Receipt Deadline: September 30, 1999 (Postmarked) 
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 1999 

Include: (a) Three copies of a one-two page abstract of the
paper with a title (using a typeface of at least 12 points
with at least 0.75 inch (3 cm) margins on all sides). An
additional page may be used for figures, data and
bibliographical citations. OMIT name and affiliation. (b)
3X5 card with (i) the paper title, (ii) the field of
the research, (iii) name(s) of the author(s), (iv) address,
(v) e-mail address, (vi) telephone number, (vii) fax number
(if available).

(6) Other information

Information on the conference including registration, manner
of payment, accommodation and registration form is available

This conference is sponsored by the Center for the
Advancement of Teaching of Japanese Language and Culture
(CATJL), SFSU. Sunday afternoon pedagogical workshop is
joined by the Northern California Japanese Teachers
Association (NCJTA).
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Message 2: Applied Linguistics Conf in Mexico

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 11:09:55 +0100
From: Virginia LoCastro <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics Conf in Mexico


V Conference on Applied Linguistics (Psychological Issues)
Cholula, Puebla, Mexico 
19-20 May 2000

Hosted by:
The Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics and the Department of
Languages, University of the Americas - Puebla, Mexico

The organizing committee of the V Conference on Applied Linguistics
invites abstracts for papers, workshops and poster presentations on
topics in applied linguistics with a focus on second language
acquisition and teaching. The conference theme this year is
"psychological issues". Paper proposals on psychological and
psycholinguistic topics are particularly welcome. However, proposals on
other areas within applied linguistics will also be considered.

Confirmed Plenary speaker: Robert Bley-Vroman (University of Hawai'i at

Possible issues within the conference theme include:
Aphasia, dyslexia and second languages
Bilingual lexical representation and processing
Error analysis and error correction
Grammatical development and grammar instruction
Language attrition/loss (of L1, L2, indigenous languages)
Language learning deficits
Language transfer/cross-language influence
Learning and communication strategies
Memory and language learning/loss
Metacognition and language learning
Metalinguistic awareness
Motivation and attitudes
Sign language
Similarities and differences in L1, L2, and L3 acquisition
Skills development and processing (listening, speaking, reading,
Teaching methodology
Universals (Universal Grammar)
Vocabulary acquisition and teaching

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (including references). Authors
should specify whether they are submitting for a paper presentation (30
min.), workshop (60 min.) or poster presentation.

Hard copy submission by mail or fax (if necessary): 1 copy with title,
author name(s), affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers, and 3
copies with the title and abstract only for blind review.

Electronic submission (preferred): title, abstract, author name(s),
affiliation, address, telephone and fax numbers (sent as e-mail text or
MS Word attachment)

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 1st of 1999
Notification of acceptance or rejection: by January 31st.

The conference will be held in the Main Auditorium of the University of
the Americas - Puebla. The campus is situated in the historic community
of Cholula, 15 minutes from the city of Puebla, 30 min. from the Puebla
airport, and 2 hours from the airport in Mexico City. Airport express
buses leave every 30 minutes from Mexico City to Puebla.

A conference web page will be available in October 1999 with information
about registration, accommodation, plenary speakers etc.:

Registration fee (general): 500.- Pesos (US $50.-)
for Latin American participants: 150.- Pesos
Students: 80.- Pesos

For more information on the conference, please contact one of the
members of the organizing committee.


Peter Ecke
Roberto Herrera
Pat McCoy

Tel:	+52 (2) 229 31 05
Fax:	+52 (2) 229 31 05 or +52 (2) 229 31 01

Mailing address:

V Conference on Applied Linguistics
Departamento de Lenguas
Universidad de las Americas - Puebla
Sta. Catarina Mertir
Puebla, 72820

Virginia LoCastro, Ph.D., (Lancaster University)
Departamento de lenguas
Universidad de las Americas
72820 Puebla, Mexico
Tel: +52 (22) 29-31-05
 +52 (22) 29-31-85 direct
Fax: +52 (22) 29-31-01
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